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Collie Characteristics

The Collie is a widely recognized breed due to its iconic majestic coat and fame as the dog "Lassie" in the famous TV show bearing the same name. Always light on its feet, the Collie is a graceful and effective herding dog as well as a fantastic family companion when properly trained and socialized.

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  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Responsive

The Collie was originally bred in Scotland, primarily in the highland regions. Effectively used as a herding partner, the Collie is fast and elegant. Standing around 22-26 inches and weighing between 50-70 pounds, the breed often looks much larger due to its puffy coat, which can be seen in tri-color and blue merle along with others in the "rough" or "smooth" variety. Unsurprisingly, the breed is a top shedder, and regular grooming and frequent brushing are encouraged to keep hair contained around the house.

Fame from the 50s TV show "Lassie" launched this breed into popularity, and though it's lost favor to some smaller, newer breeds, the Collie makes a fantastic all-around companion. These dogs are eager to please and love socializing with everyone in the family, including children. They are considered very easy to train and develop a strong loyalty to their humans, so some early socialization and obedience training will go a long way.

Collies, like many herding dogs, have an abundance of energy and a strong desire for purpose. Unless you live on a farm and provide them with sheep to herd, teaching your Collie some tricks or training them for canine performance sports will provide them the mental stimulation and aerobic exercise they crave. Many herding dogs are prone to act out and become destructive if not given a purpose or adequate exercise, and Collies are no exception. But with shared activities and space to play, Collies will thrive with their families. 

How dog-friendly is Paterson?

A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Paterson is ranked the 25th most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A+ for its number of pet sitters. In fact, with 681 sitters per 100,000 residents, Paterson has the 3rd most pet sitters in the country. 

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Paterson

Paterson has many dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and get some exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Nash Park Dog Park, Goffle Brook Park, Leonia Dog Park, and James J. Braddock North Hudson County Park.   


Paterson and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Mills Reservation, and Watchung Reservation.    

Life in Paterson with a dog

Paterson has several pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the area include Delizioso Grille & Restaurant, Istanbul Cafe & Restaurant, and Elysian Cafe.     


Paterson has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.


If you have friends or family visiting the Patterson area, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the area are Baymont by Wyndham, Home2 Suites, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.                      

Popular dog breeds in Paterson

Paterson is home to a wide range of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Shih Tzus, Jack Russell Terriers, Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, Beagles, German Shepherds, and Yorkshire Terriers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many canine companions throughout the city.

 

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